IAS Exam 2013 Syllabus
IAS Preliminary Examination 2012 would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under :
Paper 1 (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian national movement
Indian and World Geography- physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
Indian Polity and governance – constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy,
Rights issues, etc.
Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion,
demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change-that donot require
Paper 2 (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data
interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. –Class X level)
English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
IAS Main Examination 2013 taken to assess the overall intellectual qualities and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. It will consist of a written examination and an interview test.
The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the selected subjects for main examination. Each paper is of 3 hours duration.